Saturday, December 5, 2015

Artfully Sent Snowman Card


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Happy Sabbath crafty friends,
So glad you stopped by. Today I am part of the Honeybearz 12 days of Christmas Hop. If you just happened to be here, then be sure to head over to Lisa’s blog. She has worked so hard to coordinate this hop and there are TONS of prizes you could win! If you have been following the hop then you should have come from Barbara’s blog. All week I have been sharing projects I made with my Cricut Explore and the Artfully Sent cartridge from CTMH. So here is my my project for today.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a look at my complete card. I started with my Cricut Explore and the Artfully Sent Cartridge. I created this super cute little snowman in the Design Space software. The base of the card is one of the files in the cartridge. It is made with kraft cardstock. I then used my White Daisy Ink Pad to sponge some white ink onto it to simulate “snow.  I then used some white cardstock to back the inside of the cover and sponged some blue ink on it to give the snowflake cut outs some contrast.

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I used my Whimsy mini ink pad set and used the Crystal Blue to ink the edges of the snowman pieces to give it a little dimension.
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Next, I had cut all these pieces out in plain white cardstock. Most of my cardstock is still in boxes from my move and I haven’t had time to really dig it all out and set it up….SOOOOO I decided to use my markers to “color” my pieces. It worked out great. I used my Shin Han markers to color them all the various colors. Perfect solution!
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Here’s a closer view to show you that I used a little liquid glass to give his buttons and the berries on his broom and hat some extra shine. I did also use my chalk marker to put the glint in his eyes.

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Lastly, I used one of the sentiments included in the artfully sent bundle and stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment using my Crystal Blue ink pad. I also used some foam tape to give this little guy a little lift from the base.
Now for my blog candy:
I am giving this awesome blog candy away! Just head over to Monday's post and leave a comment there AND/or leave a comment on today's post.
ALSO: Make sure that you are a follower of my blog too. And you will be entered to win!I will be picking a winner on the 7th.
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Now for some freebies
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This was Tuesday's freebie: CLICK HERE
Please note: The file says $1.00 but when you click the add it to bag button, there will be no charge during this free period. Free through 12-7-15

I also shared the Design Space file I created for the card I shared Monday. To use this file and recreate this project, you will need to have the Cricut Explore, using the Design Space software and the Artfully Sent cartridgeFree through 12-7-15
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To get this file CLICK HERE


Christmas Blessings Title with Photo Corners SVG type cut file
CLICK HERE Free through 12-7-15

FREE SVG Files From Pazzles: CLICK HERE



Now be sure to head over to Ms. Madge’s blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you. In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete line up.
Barbara - http://spotofsanity.blogspot.com (Guest Designer)
Melinda - http://www.mypapercrafting.com (Guest Designer) YOU’RE HERE
Elizabeth Jeanne - http://CraftsByHappyStamper.com

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your crafty time with me. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow as I share another fun Holiday project….until then,

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21 comments:

Blue6366 said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful.

Cropalcoholic!! said...

Thanks for guest designing today and all the free files. I am your newest follower!

Sharondalyn

Golden Goddess Designs said...

great card! I just ordered Artfully Sent!! I can't wait to use it! fantastic job! thanks for sharing!

Alicia

mamawcindy said...

Aw, Your Card is so Sweet and Adorable. I just Love It!

Jennifer Earley said...

Cute card! Love the snowman and a inking on its side.

Maria Calderone said...

He's adorable!!! :)

Heidi said...

I'm jumping over from the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. I love your snowman! He's so cute. I used to follow your blog all the time and somehow over the years had lost it so it was fun to pop on over today. I've now bookmarked you again! Thanks for being part of the hop today. I love snowmen and your's is darling! TFS!

Migdalia said...

Congrats on your GDT! I want to say precious & beautiful!!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Ladybug said...

Adorable snowman. Love all of your sponging. Makes the li'l guy just pop! TFS! :-)

Haidee said...

Totally a suckered for snowmen and this one is adorable tfs your project

Angela Corcoran said...

I Love your card!! I just got an explore and can't wait to sit down and play with it! Thanks for the freebie file =)

Wunder's Crafty World said...

Beautiful card!! LOVE that snowman!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The snowman is shaded so well.
Love all of his clothing.
Fun card - makes you happy to see a smiling snowman.
thanks for sharing.

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Very sweet. I like the small touches. I learned a few things.
Please tell me how you did the lines on the broom . . .

Miranda said...

Super Cute!!!!

nadia Crafter said...

This card is amazing! I love the cutout snowflakes and the snowman is so adorable...then reading on I realized you colored all your pieces, they look fantastic...I didn't even notice at first, just saw the accents...well done!

Marji Franklin said...

He's beautiful! I need that cartridge I think! Or how about you have a crafty play day so I can come play? :) Love and hugs sweetie!

Carla said...

Your card is so adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lisa Frederick said...

Such an adorable snowman card. Thanks for providing all the details. I love it. Glad you could be a guest designer. It was great hopping with you.

Barbara B said...

Cute snowman card!!! Love it!!!

Theresa Knopf said...

Totally adorable!